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    re-usable chemicals

    Right, ive got nearly everything i need for my darkroom, just need some black out material, tongs, measuring cylinders and of course a few more rolls to process then im all set. One thing i have been wondering is which chemicals are reusable? I have paper dev, film dev, stop and fixer. Which of...
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    Sigma 70-200mm f2.8, any used??!!

    I was gonna get a canon 70-200mm f2.8 L IS but my cash won't permit, plus its a lot to spend if it did. I then looked at the 70-200mm f2.8 L (non stabalised) and almost bought one but i have been looking at the sigma version. It would be lovely to have a big white beast on the front of my camera...
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    Bronica ETRS

    Just got myself a bronica ETRS, i just have a couple of questions of metering the pics. I dont have an ambient light meter as of yet, just wondering if i can use my 30D or my EOS 3 to meter the light until i buy this, will these meter correctly fpr that camera? or will i have problems?
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    Darkroom noob

    Just got myself a full darkroom setup off of ebay BUT i have a problem. Never developed film in my life! Just wondering of any really good books or decent websites that will show me everything i need to get started. Ive been having a look at some stuff but tbh coming from digital its like a...
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    colour films and BW developing

    Im looking to set up a small dark room, ive just purchased all the stuff i need off of ebay. I have quite a lot of film waiting to be developed but its some cheapo colour film. Will i still be able to practise on this stuff using B+W developing techniques, this is all really confusing stuff...
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    Pinhole photography on my 30d

    I read a guide in a magazine on how to turn my bodycap into a pinhole lens... just wondering how you get the initial hole bang in the center (so far ive only found mathematic equations and theres a reason i got a C in maths lol) and from there i have read that i should use some tin foil or...
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    stupid question but....

    ...where the hell are these new critique forums! ive been reluctant to ask coz i look like a dumb ass but i cant seem to find these new over hauled forums!
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    Having problems with IR photography

    I just got an IR filter along with a cokin filter holder. When ever i use it i can see the reflections from the elements inside the lens on the picture. Im guessing this is because light is bouncing to and from the inside of the lens and the filter because i just held it to the front of another...
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    Canon 70-200mm f2.8 L IS, is it worth it?

    Im looking at buying a new lens after my next paycheck. I need it around the focal lengths of 70-200mm. I am looking to save as much as i can but im not sure if i should just go with the tried and tested canon 70-200mm f2.8 L IS but with cheapest one on ebay going for £900 its a lot of money to...
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    Creating a custom white balance on 30d

    Ive been using my studio flashes more and more and i have noticed that the flash white balance on my camera gives a red cast to the photos. Im shooting on a 30d with elinchrom d-lite 4's. Ill show an example below, the first is the original and the second has been corrected on PS. Ive had a...
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    what does f mean!?

    Ive been taking pictures for a while and my knowledge of camera things is gettings quite large but my girlfriend asked me tonight what does f mean (as in aperture) and i didnt have a clue and i dont think ive ever seen it explained anywhere... so any answers people!
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    Backpacking in thailand - what to bring!

    I plan to go backpacking for 3 months later this year across Thailand and Malaysia (ill be sure to keep everyone posted with lots of uber pics!) I know a few people who have gone before and they have said that the locals will really wanna get their hands on my 30D when they see it. One of the...
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    3D picture

    This happened completely by accident, nd im not sure if it will happen again because i havent really experimented or messed about with the pics. Anyways, i took a snap of a mushroom out in the woods, i tried one shot with a wide aperture to blur the background and one shot with the background in...
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    Converting tiff files from IBM PC to mac en masse

    I bought my mac book pro around a month a go and now im trying to get an image library together on istockphoto but im having a few problems. I have around 250 finished pictures that i need to convert from a windows tiff format to a mac tiff format but the only way i can find to do it is opening...
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    Night portrait

    After a summer taking pictures of all things nature i realised i suck at photographing people so thats my challenge for this autumn/winter (and also to use my uber d-lite 4 flashes that have hardly seen the light of day.) So tonight i went out into town to shoot a few pictures of my friend...
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    firing the flash at the end of te exposure instead of the beggining...

    I've lost the instruction manual to my 430ex flash, im going out to take some photo in town tonight of a friend so ill need a slow shutter for the background and some flash to expose him, question 1, when is it best to fire the flash in this situation? before or after? and question 2, how do i...
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    Creative block... i need help big time!!

    Right well... this is around the 8th month ive been into photography (seriously that is.) I seem to have come to some kind of hurdle on the road to being a better photographer. Im getting my technical skills down to a tee now, seeing out of focus and badly composed pictures less and less. I...
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    Dragonfly mid flight

    I know it's far from perfect and its not as good as pictures ive taken of more stationary insects, but this is probly the picture im happiest with this summer, ive been looking for these all summer without that much luck, the ones i did find flew off. Anyways, this guy was gaurding his territory...
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    Presenting a portfolio

    I wasnt sure where to put this so change if needed. Im gonna be applying for uni pretty soon so ive been busy all summer buying equipment and getting images for my portfolio, ive still got a lot of images i need to get but im getting there. I have one problem though, i dont have a clue what the...
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